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WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out

WHERE: all seaward, beachfront properties

WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife Service discourages the use of outdoor lights when not required, in order to protect nesting sea turtles. When on the beach at dark, use red filters on flashlights. Artificial light such as flashlights without filters are prohibited on the beach at night. This includes flashlights on phones as well.



WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921 I’on Avenue

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Come and share your stories. 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Toddler Storytime

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921 I’on Avenue

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry and activities that encourage language skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914.



WHAT: Toddler Days

WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes are designed for toddlers (18 months – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston Museum. With a focus on developing fine motor skills, each program includes four craft projects as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, a sandbox, and more. $6 Members/$9 Non-Members. To register visit



WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights (adults)

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921 I’on Avenue.

WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m.

MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914.


WHAT: Jazz Night

WHERE: The Refuge, IOP

WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts jazz every Thursday night.Traditional swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas. Singers & horn players welcome. For info visit



WHAT: Board Game Afternoon (family)

WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library

WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Come play with our games or bring your own. 843.883.3914.




Third Friday of the Month

WHAT: Homeschool History Days

WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: A special program for home schooling families. These programs feature one of our field trip classes, a chance to go through the Museum, and an activity. Free with paid admission. To register visit



Saturday, Sept. 1

WHAT: Cast Off Fishing Tournament

WHERE: Mt. Pleasant Pier

WHEN: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

MORE INFO: Enter this tournament with prizes awarded for the three largest catches in the Big Fish category. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Tournaments held rain or shine. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Fee: $10. for details.


WHAT: Huck Finn School’s Father Son Knife Forging

WHERE: The Island Club on Sullivan’s Island

WHEN: 3, 1.5 hour sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Fathers and sons will work together to forge an oyster knife. Children should be at least 5 years of age. or for info.


Monday, Sept. 3

WHAT: IOP Clean Up

WHERE: Front Beach by the city restrooms

WHEN: Check-in 5:30-6:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: The last beach sweep of the season. After clean up The Windjammer offers 25% discount off food and beverages to volunteers. Everyone is welcome to pitch in. Reusable gloves and bags are provided.


Wednesday, Sept 5 – 16

WHAT: Charleston Restaurant Week

WHERE: Various locations

WHEN: breakfast, lunch, dinner

MORE INFO: Sip, savor and save with 12 days of delicious deals available at over 100 of Charleston’s most renowned restaurants. Newcomers include Parcel 32, Felix Cocktails et Cuisine, Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill, Dockery’s, Forty-Eight Wine Bar and Page’s Okra Grill. For a list of restaurants participating in Charleston Restaurant Week, to view menus and to make reservations, visit


Thursday, Sept. 6

WHAT: Opening Reception

WHERE: Perspective Gallery, Mt. Pleasant

WHEN: 4-6 p.m.

MORE INFO: “By Land and By Sea”, a collection of new oil paintings by featured artist, Ginny Versteegen will be on display the month of September. For information contact Ginny Versteegen at


WHAT: Small Business Luncheon

WHERE: Halls Signature Events, 5 Faber St.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Management Group welcome speaker Stephen A. Bedard, President and CEO of the Gaillard Management Corporation. Tickets are $31, full service cash bar. Call 800.838.3006 for tickets.



Friday, Sept. 7

WHAT: Black Ink Festival, speaker reception

WHERE: Halls Signature Events, 5 Faber St.

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: A welcome reception for Black Ink Book Festival Keynote Speaker Terri McMillan. Tickets are $65. Guests will meet Ms. McMillan receive a copy of her newest novel, I Almost Forgot About You, and enjoy fine wines with Chef Matt Greene’s house-made charcuterie. The reception will benefit The Charleston Friends of the Library. For info visit


WHAT: Artist Reception

WHERE: Edward Dare Gallery

WHEN: 5-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: The hyper-realistic work of Silvia Belviso will be on display. Meet the artist and learn about her technique. Visit for more info.



Saturday, Sept. 8

WHAT: Dog Day at the Waterpark

WHERE: Splash Island Waterpark, Mt. Pleasant

WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

MORE INFO: CCPRC opens its gates to dogs. 2 sessions with limited tickets available for each session. $8 per dog in advance and $10 at the gate if still available. Dog owners are admitted free into the Dog Day Afternoon event with their pets; the regular $2 per person park fee will still apply. For details visit


WHAT: Free Tidalwave Watersports

WHERE: 69 41st Ave., IOP

WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

MORE INFO: Offering its full array of activities to IOP residents, with a vaild photo ID.

Reservations for your free Tidalwave Watersports activity are strongly recommended. Call 843.886.8456, or go to to reserve a spot for the activity of your choice. Donations to MUSC Children’s Hospital encouraged.



WHAT: 2nd Annual Fried Chicken Challenge

WHERE: Riverfront Park, North Charleston

WHEN: noon-6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Culinary event will host 30 local and regional restaurants as they compete to make the best, most delicious fried chicken in the area. For tickets and details visit


WHAT: Shaggin on the Cooper

WHERE: Mt. Pleasant Pier

WHEN: 7-11 p.m.

MORE INFO: Live music and dancing to oldies performed by Recollections. Beverages and food available for purchase on site. Outside alcohol, beverages and coolers are strictly prohibited. Photo ID required to gain entry. Advance purchase is recommended. A registered chaperone is required for ages 15 and under. Fee: $8/$10 on site (if available). for details.



WHAT: Holy City Swim Jam

WHERE: VFW #3137, Isle of Palms

WHEN: 9 a.m. opening ceremonies, afternoon concert 1:30-6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Family friendly event benefits Operation Restored Warrior. Swim competition is $60 for 1 mile, $80 for 2.5 mile and  $100 for the 5k swim or $25 for youth swimmers under the age of 18. Registration includes one concert ticket per entry,  long sleeve technical t-shirt and swimmer swag. Top swimmers will be awarded custom mini paddles and 15-30 minute helicopter rides from Holy City Helicopter. General admission tickets to the SwimJam concert are $25, food and beverages available for purchase at the Windjammer. For info visit or email


Thursday, Sept. 13

WHAT: Yappy Hour

WHERE: James Island County Park

WHEN: 4 p.m.-sunset

MORE INFO: Live music by Jeff Caldwell at the dog park. Event is free with park admission. Beverages (including beer) available for purchase. Visit for details.



Saturday, Sept. 15

WHAT: Huck Finn School’s Father Son Knife Forging

WHERE: The Island Club on Sullivan’s Island

WHEN: 3, 1.5 hour sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: Fathers and sons will work together to forge an oyster knife. Children should be at least 5 years of age. or for info.


WHAT: Beyond the Big House Tour

WHERE: Tour starts at the Gaillard Center

WHEN: 1-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Presented by The Slave Dwelling Project, the Charleston Gaillard Center and Historic Charleston Foundation, tours of Charleston historic homes feature the lesser accessed back buildings and work lots. For tickets and info visit


WHAT: Hope Walk

WHERE: Ravenel Bridge

WHEN: 8 a.m.

MORE INFO: 3rd annual event supports Project Unity to provide services to victims displaced by Domestic Violence through crisis intervention, emergency motel placement and food, safety planning and a wide range of other critically important supports to keep them safe and moving forward. Early registration of $25 ending September 7, 2018. At the gate price will be $30 for late registrations. More info visit


Sunday, Sept. 16

WHAT: Lowcountry Dog Adoption

WHERE: Magnolia Gardens

WHEN: 1-4 p.m.

MORE INFO: Lowcountry Dog Magazine brings you 16 local rescues and shelters for the largest adoption event in the Lowcountry. Event is FREE but admission is required to enter the gardens. Visit for details.



WHAT: VFW Fish Fry

WHERE: VFW Post 3137 on IOP

WHEN: 6-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Dinners are $10/plate and feature whiting fish, hush puppies, tator tots, baked beans, cole slaw and homemade desserts. Drinks available at the bar.


Thursday, Sept. 20

WHAT: Oral History Project

WHERE: Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

WHEN: 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: Video presentation and Q & A with longtime Sullivan’s Island resident Bryan Howell. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by The National Park Service & Battery Gadsden Cultural Center. For information email or call 843.906.0091.



Friday, Sept. 21

WHAT: IOP Wellness Fair

WHERE: IOP Rec Center

WHEN: 7-11 a.m.

MORE INFO: Brought to you by City of IOP, East Cooper Medical Center and HealthLinks Magazine, free cholesterol screenings provided by East Cooper Medical Center. Appointments strongly encouraged but not required. Call 843-884-7031 to make an appointment. Fasting is required twelve hours before blood work. Nothing by mouth except water. Flu shots, T-dap and Pneumonia will be provided by Harris Teeter Pharmacy. Insurance cards must be presented. Admission is free. For more information visit or call 843.886.8294.


Friday, Sept 21-22

WHAT: Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No.3

WHERE: The Gaillard Center

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: Juilliard-trained pianist Stewart Goodyear joins the CSO to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Brahams Symphony No. 3, for 2 nights. For tickets and information visit

IOP Rec. Calendar

Isle of Palms Recreation Center 843-886-8294 Sand Sculpting Competition Saturday, May 28 9am at Front Beach Isle of Palms Categories for competition include Children (14 & under), Young Adult (15 – 20), Family (1 adult and 1 child), Adult (21 and older). Award categories include Most Creative, Best Architecture and Best in Show. Free. …

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